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Elizabeth Craft Designs: Smile...I Love You (Joset January Release)

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When I got this sentiments die set from the Elizabeth Craft Designs new January release, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with it. These cards are all about repetitive die cutting, which is a tedious and long process - completely worth it though (I think!). 
I wanted to create a few cards with a sentiment that would reveal another sentiment as your eyes read through the card. So for my first card I used the word 'smile' repeatedly until you finally then read: 'I love you'.  Card 1: Smile. I Love You.

I first started by die-cutting the 'smile' word in five colours: Pale Peach, Pink Peach, Buttercream, Silver Grey and Pewter
A little tip: I adhered Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double Sided Adhesive 5"x12" to the back of each card stock which quickened the process of adhering each word to the card front...its sticky stuff but well worth your time and effort to apply before hand so that your not using a glue pen to stick each word down. 
I then die-c…

Craftie Cafe: Sneak peek planner card

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It’s a new year and I’m back again for Craftie CafĂ© – this month showcasing planner stamps!
Unfortunately, I’m not a planner girl – I keep all that stuff digital on my boring phone…not that I haven’t been drawn to those cute planner stamps or thought about changing it up and going back to a paper diary! I just think I’d procrastinate on the keeping it updated and organised and get distracted with buying more stamps to decorate it (haha!)
So for this month’s theme I’m using those cute planner stamps but I’m creating cards with them – so for those who have an abundant amount of planner stamps can be inspired to utilise them in other ways…
Here is the first card:


I made a few birthday themed cards using Taylored Expressions: Puffy Alpha and Sneak a Peek. I originally thought I’d make some happy new year cards but January marks my thirty something birthday…so I’m in a birthday mood at the moment!



To create these cards I started by stamping all the letters and animal characters on white (cop…

Ink Road Stamps: The unicorns made me do it...

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I'm rather excited to share these cards with you today... I absolutely love Ink Road Stamp: Majestic AF. This is the second time I've used the stamp set, this time partnering it up with Ink Road Stamp: Block Party Alphas
The idea to create these cards came just before Christmas when I was stamping this card (here) I realised that the Majestic AF set would be perfect to recreate this card and that there were a number of sentiments that I could come up with using the Block Party Alphas
So if you don't have alphabet stamps then I strongly believe you should add some to your collection - the possibilities are endless for creating your own sentiments!!! Card 1: The unicorns made me do it!

Card 2: Keep calm and be a unicorn.


To create these cards I used a simple masking technique using masking paper - but a post it would work just as well. It was a little tedious for some of the larger backgrounds but well worth it!
I decided not to add any colour to the unicorns as I wanted the s…

Uniquely Creative: Snorkal Pals

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I'm sticking with summer theme cards this week. I'm using a few of the extra images I had left over from my previous cards (view here) using the Uniquely Creative December card kit. I love this sea themed stamp set - it has really cute and easy to colour designs. I'm also using Uniquely Creative Wiggle Waves Texture die which I used Distress inks (applied with a baby wipe) to colour. 


I had quite a few coloured in left over images - so I used as many as I could and created a second card in the same design - this time using the girl snorkeler and changing the sentiment.

I added a few stitched lines to the waves and embellished the card with sequins and enamel dots (from the kit). I added extra interest to the card by using foam dots to adhere the sea animals and give the images a little bit of dimension.
Happy Weekend! 

Simon Says Stamp: A Summer Hello

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I been (slow and steadily) getting through some of my Simon Says Stamp card kits. I love my kit subscription but I don't always use the kits in the way you'd think to use a card kit! Most of the paper gets separated (this stuff I use for other cards - I love their cardstock in particular!) If it comes with an ink that gets relocated to my ink storage area (so it can get used ASAP) which generally leaves the stamp...
These cards were made from the Simon Says Stamp July card kit. I mostly used the stamp (and the die that came in the kit) I also used some of the coordinating card and paper!  



I managed to come up with three cards - I especially love the wave/water stamp in this set. Lots of fun stamping this, alternating in a few of the Gina.K inks I own in shades of blue.



Here is the final card I created with this stamp set.



It's been quite hot here in South Australia - so these cards are perfect for sending a Summer hello to someone. It's just unfortunate that I don't k…